Before getting my Raspberry Pi B model in the mail I made up my mind to make a case for it (pretty much a necessity). After looking at many very cool designs, I discovered a girl named Biz over at raspberrypi.org had made a case out of Lego and had the proper x & y dimensions, 9 x 13. So I ran the “Lego Digital Design” (LDD) software I had installed quite awhile ago, and plugged away.
LDD is essential a CAD program from Lego that uses the Lego pieces in a virtual build area, it is free and very easy to use. It contains almost all the pieces EVER made by Lego, in ALL the colours available though some recent ones are not in the database. i.e. some new Star Wars cockpits.
So after you have finished what ever you design virtually you can then order the pieces to build from Lego itself (most older pieces are not available) or from a site such as Bricklink.
Bricklink is basically a Lego version of ebay. There are 222,835 registered members from 144 countries currently registered on BrickLink. It has thousands of Local and World Wide online stores with their own inventories that let you browse, shop or request pieces and then order the pieces you need and then they are mailed to you. What more could you ask for.
I am sure there are other sites like Bricklink, but I have found it has some online stores near my house that have all I could want in Lego at great prices and delivery rates. I have even started shopping for harder to find pieces from a shop in the Czech Republic that is great. Anyway… the case.
Instead of trying to describe each step I just took screenshots of the build in LDD.
I will also include the .lxf file so you can download it and run it in the LDD program so you can change things or design your own. Enjoy.
Step 1: Complete Parts List
Amount - Description Part #
2 - 1x1 Brick #3005 (Clear)
2 - 1x2 Brick #3004 (Clear)
1 - 1x1 Round Plate #6141
3 - 1x1 Plate #3024
7 - 1x2 Plates #3023
4 - 1x3 Plates #3623
9 - 1x4 Plates #3710
10 - 1x8 Plates #3460
1 - 1x12 Plate #60479
8 - 3x3 Plates, ¼ Circle #30357
4 – 4x6 Plates #3032
7 - 4x8 Plates #3035
4 - 6x6 Plates w/ Bow #6003
3 - 1x1 Technic Brick #6541
9 - 1x2 Technic Brick #32000
(The Technic Brick #3700 has 1 hole instead of 2 if you like)
1 - 1x8 Technic Brick #3702
1 - 1x10 Technic Brick #2730
2 - 1x3x2 Left Doors #3189
1 - 1x3x2 Right Door #3188
2 - 1x3 Right Doors #3821
1 - Megaphone #4349
A couple of optional parts used in Step 7
1 - 1x2 Flat Plate #3069 (Clear)
or 2x2 Flat Plate #3068 (Clear)